Psst. Halloween is coming. Yea, I know. Stores are already piping in Christmas tunes and displaying their perfectly fabulous light-up reindeer. But, we’re not there yet. There’s still so much fall and harvest season to enjoy. We still need to pick apples and pumpkins, dress up and go door to door for candy. But what will your kids be for Halloween this year?
How about a … Fairy Princess? This is one DIY costume that is super easy and super cute.
While I totally get the allure of store-bought costumes, it’s so much fun to take the DIY route. Imagining up costumes, pulling together the elements — and creating some — is like a great big real life puzzle. And yes, it’s rewarding when you are done. But, I have to confess that I don’t sew (um, that sewing machine I received for my birthday a few years ago is collecting dust — I can’t even thread the thing) and I want things to be simple. Easy. So my brand of DIY costumes involves a little work, a little ingenuity and a bit of easy crafting. And the results? So cute.
There are a few simple components needed for this DIY Fairy Princess Costume. They are:
- 1 Easy No-Sew Fairy Skirt (directions follow)
- Coordinating leggings and shirt
- Fairy wings (yes, you could make these … but why?)
- 1 tiara
Heck, you probably have most of that already. Right? Add to that some pretty princess shoes and some princess-worthy hair (the sock bun is perfect!), and you have a beautiful fairy princess costume ready to go.
Now… about that skirt.
Easy No-Sew Fairy Skirt
- Elastic (for waist)
- Two rolls of tulle — the 4-inch wide ribbon-ish kind
- Cut the elastic to fit your child’s waist (exactly) and then tie a knot in it at the end to secure in a circle.
- Cut the tulle into 3-foot pieces (the number you need will vary — remember you can always cut more).
- Fold one piece of tulle in half and hold near the elastic (for best results, have your child wear it while you’re doing it). Pull ends through the loop, circling around the elastic. Pull the ends until tight. Repeat with tulle until you have gone around the whole elastic.
Photos by Sarah W. Caron